Tag Archives: manslaughter

FIGHT WITH FRIENDS KILLED MAN: POLICE – Monday May 6 2013

– A man whose body was found in Carrum Downs on Wednesday died after a fight with friends, police allege. Glenn Carleton, 40, has been charged with manslaughter over the death and faced an out-of-sessions hearing on Thursday night. Police … Continue reading

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NOW IT’S HIGGS IN THE CAN – Wednesday May 1 2013

– It was supposed to be a straightforward armed robbery when John William Samuel Higgs and his three mates bailed up a West Meadows chicken farmer called Vincent Dugan. The gang surprised the farmer outside his home around 9:50pm on … Continue reading

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THREE MEN IN COURT AFTER FATAL PUNCH – Saturday April 27 2013

– A teen accused of fatally punching a 22-year-old man in Rye on New Year’s Eve yesterday faced a courtroom crowded with the dead man’s family and friends. David Cassai’s mother and two sisters, and several dozen relatives and mates, … Continue reading

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PARENTS GUILTY OF KILLING THEIR SIX CHILDREN – Thursday April 4 2013

– Seemingly overwhelmed by grief during an appeal for information about the killer of six of his children, Mick Philpott buried his face in a tissue and wept. His performance earned him the sympathy of people across the nation, but … Continue reading

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KILLER TO STAY FREE – Friday March 22 2013

– The one-punch killing of a young man outside a nightclub six years ago would likely remain unsolved, an inquest was told yesterday. Police recently reviewed evidence in the death of Shannon McCormack outside the former QBH nightclub. Fresh CCTV … Continue reading

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RYAN ACCOMPLICE HELD OVER DRUGS LAB – Thursday March 21 2013

– The man who escaped from Pentridge Prison with Ronald Ryan – the last man hanged in Australia – has been arrested over a sophisticated, clandestine drug lab discovered in a small Wimmera town. Peter John Walker, 71, was arrested … Continue reading

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PISTORIUS WANTS BAIL CONDITIONS EASED – Sunday March 10 2013

– South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, is seeking to have his bail conditions relaxed so that he can travel abroad, reports say. Lawyers for the sprint star will ask for his ban … Continue reading

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FORMER PISTORIUS CASE DETECTIVE QUITS FORCE – Saturday March 9 2013

– Hilton Botha, the detective who bungled investigations into the case against sprinter Oscar Pistorius has quit the force, South African police say. Mr Botha was one of the forces’s most experienced detectives, with a 22-year career. But during Mr … Continue reading

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CROWN BOUNCER’S CASE WILL GO TO TRIAL – Thursday February 14 2013

– A Crown casino bouncer cleared by a Supreme Court jury over the death of a patron and now facing charges of breaking another patron’s wrist was a mentor to casino security staff, a court has heard. Matthew Lawson, 27, … Continue reading

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DID SHE DO IT? – Saturday February 2 2013

– The toddler, blonde and chubby, lay in a blue body bag on a late-summer night in 1999. Forensic pathologist Dr Allan Cala unzipped the bag and looked first for obvious signs of mistreatment. There were none. She was just … Continue reading

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